Vulcan Vents Fire & Ember Safe Vents
WILDFIRES can ATTACK your HOME from the inside out! VULCAN VENTS are YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE from Wildfires & Embers!
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Vulcan Vents Protect Your Home! Vulcan Vents will keep dangerous embers from entering the ventilation areas of your home even when the fire is still far away.
Vulcan Vents are fire and ember safe vents designed to self-close. An ember catching screen blocks embers during ember attacks before the fire arrives. When a wildfire nears and the vent reaches the critical temperature, the intumescent coating on the matrix structure expands, creating a real ‘firewall’.
These photos reveal the difference between a standard vent and a Vulcan Vent®. With Vulcant Vent®, your house can breathe but embers and fires don’t stand a chance!
Fire Protection how it works
It all starts with EMBERS!
It’s estimated that 90% of the homes destroyed during wildfires are due to wind-blown embers. Wind-blown embers can travel miles ahead of wildfire. Embers can shower into attic vents and eave spaces of neighboring houses.
Vulcan Vents will keep dangerous embers from entering the ventilation areas of your home even when the fire is still far away.
Vulcan Vents are self closing when exposed to flames, preventing fire, as well as ember intrusion. The secret is in Vulcan Vent’s patented design! Beyond the standard frame design is their unique expanded hexagon core, coated with an intumescent coating from Firefree Coatings Inc..
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Stops Fires COLD!
Vulcan Vents are different. We use a smaller mesh size and have an ACTIVE measure against flames. Once exposed to heat, the specialized coating will expand rapidly, self closing the vent completely and begin actively protecting your home from the dangers of flames and EMBER INTRUSION.
Superior Air FLOW!
The 1/4” hex core allows for a high ratio of Net Free Vent Area (NFVA). The honeycomb core is made of 2 mil aluminum. Its lightweight, strong and works with many vent styles.
Protection you can TRUST!
- California Buiding Code (Cbc) Chapter 7A Compliant
- Wildland Urban Interface (Wui) Compliant
- Western Fire Center Inc. (WFCi) 1-Hour Fire Rated Assembly
- Meets ASTM E2886/E2886M Standards
- California State Fire Marshal (Csfm) Building Material Listed (BML)
Vulcan Vents are approved by the !
Vulcan Vent types & info
Continuous Soffit Vents
Vulcan Vent’s fire and ember resistant continuous vents for soffits provide needed ventilation into attic space for proper cooling and maximum building lifespan. Ideal for new construction in numerous materials, strip vents such as ours do not use airflow interrupting baffles and results in more venting inch per inch. Our continuous vents for soffits feature a stainless steel ember screen and intumescent matrix!
Important for proper cooling of the attic, dormer vents are a common entry point for embers. Low profile dormers are often called ‘eyebrow vents’. Half-round dormers are often called ’round’ dormers.
Vulcan Vent half round dormer vents are attractive, long lasting and fire resistant. Use vertical dormer and gable vents in combination with horizontal vents for proper ventilation. Vertically oriented vents may be more prone to ember attacks, so Vulcan Vents are designed with embers and flames in mind.
Vulcan Vent eave vents are fire-resistant, with intumescent coating that closes at very high temperatures and ember catching mesh. Eaves are the undersides of your roof that extend beyond the walls of a building, an area commonly directly over decorative plants and vegetation.
That’s why Vulcan Vent’s fire resistant eave vents are especially recommended (and in many cases required by California Builder Code in Chapter 7A) for the Wildland Urban Interface! To effectively cool the attic outside air needs to circulate through it. In the evening when excess heat is stored up inside the attic’s insulation, it’s critical to quickly release that heat for the night to consequently save on cooling and venting costs.
Like Vulcan Vent’s entire product line, their gable vents are fire and ember resistant. A combination of vertical and horizontal vents are recommended for proper ventilation. On hotter days, lower horizontal vents will intake relatively cooler air when there is sufficient venting above the horizontal (soffit, eave, continuous) and exhausts hot air from the attic through vertical gable and dormer vents.
Foundation vents provide critical cooling and ventilation for evaporation of moisture from your crawl space, cellar, or basement. Vulcan Vent foundation vents use a baffle-free design to encourage air to circulate freely under your floors in the summer. This circulation reduces the risk of mildew, mold and rot from water condensation under your structure. Being at ground level and vertical, foundation vents may be susceptible to ember attacks. The Vulcan Vent was designed with embers in mind!
The Vulcan Foundation Vent is available for new or retro-fit applications. With intumescent coating that closes at high temperatures and ember catching mesh.
Soffits are the visible undersides of an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, or vault. Vulcan Vent soffits all include an inner mesh with intumescent coating that closes at high temps as well as an ember catching mesh; this fire-resistant design will protect your property from embers and flame intrusion into the attic.
Vulcan Soffit Vents are available for stucco, wood construction, foam & stucco, or retro-fit applications in 4”, 6” and 8” x 14”, other sizes, as well as continuous soffits.